Matching the test to the problemBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1486 (Published 15 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1486
- John Fletcher, clinical epidemiologist
- 1BMJ, London WC1H 9JR
Which of the following statistical tests would be your first choice in each of the studies below?
1 χ2 for contingency tables
2 Two sample t test
3 Log rank test
4 Poisson test
5 Pearson’s correlation coefficient
6 Paired t test
a) The occurrence of heart attacks on duty in the staff of two airlines
b) Change in uric acid concentrations in people with gout before and after …
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